The weather was mild enough yesterday, my nephew got to “help” me with chores for the first time in a while. He was in and out of the barn between playing in the snow. This is the kind of winter weather we should have more of.
Levi was playing in the pasture this morning. The sheep came over to see what he was doing. Then followed him back to the barn.
Went to get another load of feeder pumpkins today. Since I had a little helper I decided to load up on squashes instead, as they would be easier for him to pick up. He helped me for quite a while before he got bored and wandered off to entertain himself. He collected milkweed seed pods so he could plant his own milkweed plants. (Sissy would not let him bring them home. Meanie!) Next thing I know he is trying to roll this enormous pumpkin across the field to the car. He wanted to bring it home for post-halloween carving. The car was already full by this point, so I was able to talk him out of that.
Levi was a big help cleaning the barn today… when he wasn’t being a hindrance. He shoveled, he go-fered, he advised. He also ran around, played with the kittens, chased the chickens, and played pirate. He was “Calico Jack”. Here you see Calico Jack taking a rest in the mizzenmast.
It’s mighty handy having an apple tree right outside the barn!